Our Chair of North East Derbyshire District Council Cllr Carol Huckerby paid a visit to the Sheffield Children’s Hospital PACT (Parents Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia) Friends. She has chosen to support PACT through her charitable appeal during her year in office.
PACT is run by parents themselves and are passionate about being there for other parents and children who also face the same challenges of cancer and leukaemia. They do this by sharing their own experiences, offering emotional support as well as much needed assistance, such as meals so that parents do not need to leave the side of their children. They also provide accommodation at the PACT house close to the hospital as well as family holiday breaks so that they can all recover after their children have undergone periods of treatment.
Cllr Huckerby met staff at the PACT house as well as nursing staff on the ward. Speaking of the visit, Cllr Huckerby said: “It was truly humbling to see the great work which PACT does for parents and families. Cancer is a terrible illness, but this is especially so for a child. I hope that the money we raise to support PACT during my year in office will help to highlight the importance of ensuring that these children and their families are supported, so that they can continue to live their lives with respect and dignity. “